Female Cardinal in Spring

(Toledo, OH) Yes, it is "just" a Northern cardinal, common enough in Northwest Ohio, but I find the vivid red colors of these birds to be especially appealing. The female cardinals possess only hints of red in their plumage and beak, and they seem to be less likely than the males to venture out from the brush that they normally call home.

Of course, it is just as likely that my eye simply cathces the brilliant red hues of the males, and that I am likely to overlook the contributions of the less-showy females.

Kind of like the human world, no?


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